Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1609-1950 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of civil birth, marriage, and death records, legitimizations, passport records, and censuses of military-age men.


Original images are written in Portuguese and may require Portuguese language and handwriting helps:


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What Can I Learn from these Civil Records?

These Portugal civil records may include:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth, marriage, or death
  • Residence
  • Family Members
  • Occupation, Civil Status, Origin


What Can I Do with Civil Records Information?

If you find someone in these Portugal civil records you can:

  • Search the collection for every family member
  • Record all information for each member of the family and print copies of the original images with citations for where the images came from
  • Look for church records verifying birth, marriage, and burial
  • Visit the FamilySearch Wiki for Portugal Research Strategies beyond vital records-it has many great tips



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